The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone
The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
Parents in a tight-knit neighborhood believe a pedophile ring is terrorizing children. What if it doesn’t exist?
Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series
How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series, by the author of The Gospel of Anarchy
Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
The great M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology, dead at 102
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Fashion designer Nudie Cohn, a Ukrainian-born Jew, gave country music its trademark rhinestone sparkle
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.
Nathan Hilu, an 89-year-old veteran who lives on New York’s Lower East Side, makes frenzied art from his potent memories of Jewish life and loss
Leonard Cohen releases his 12th album, Old Ideas. The troubadour and poet hasn’t always been popular, but he is always profound.
Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?
Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?
The key to Christopher Hitchens wasn’t his iconoclasm; it was his desire for belonging—and the proof can be found in an unexpected place
The singular horror of the Holocaust is being lost in exchange for enshrining rare moments of inspiration and universal narratives of suffering
Ron Dermer, a Florida-born Jew who started in politics working on the 1994 Republican Revolution, is Benjamin Netanyahu’s most influential aide.
How a group of teenage believers could reshape the Israeli-Palestinian struggle
The military strategist talks about Israeli security, Henry Kissinger, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden
As his personal life spun out of control and into the tabloids, they returned the favor by closing ranks around him